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    Continental Heavy Coming in...




    Continental Heavy Touchdown...




    A little closer... Continental on Final



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    Great nostalgia shots. Note the guy by the tractor covering his ears as the DC-8 rolls by. A "Golden West" as well that I mentioned earlier. The CO DC-10 featured was broken up in 2001. Keep looking Sal,I bet you have more? Thank you for sharing,as you said,the slide transfer is a bit of work. I could look at this kind of stuff all day.

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    Loving the DC-10 photos! They are awesome! The guy holding his ears is hilarious! You think as a worker, he would be use to the noise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALITALIA_747 View Post
    Loving the DC-10 photos! They are awesome! The guy holding his ears is hilarious! You think as a worker, he would be use to the noise.
    Well now that is were you can tell if someone has been near a DC-8 under take off power close up before.

    Nothing and I mean nothing can make the noise of a DC-8 tolerable under the circumstances, not even all the sound deafening equipment in the world can do that!!

    I know from experience!! They screech like a Banshee out of Hell they do!!!


    This video still doesn't do them justice!!



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    Sal, you have captured some of my most favourite planes and schemes from a fantastic era, many of them I have in old books and have a few slides(copies) of them myself.
    What a bloody marvellous era it was back then, and you are right about the noise the old four smokers made, the noise is deafening even if you wore earmuffs!!!
    I recall many years ago a RAAF 707 departing a parking bay here in Adelaide, on a slight incline, well he used a LOT of power to climb the incline, and the pitch of those engines sounded like near take off power to me, once rolling a few feet he backed off the the throttles but I was taking photos, no hearing protection at all, and my ears were ringing for a hour or two after I can promise you!!!
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    Oh how I love and miss the DC-10. Great shots Sal.



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    Thank You!!!

    Faheem! Look Here!!!

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    Very classic shots of the rare AA 747,
    wish American kept them longer.
    The Continental DC-10s are just above exceptional.
    Please Sal share more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by backfire View Post
    Well now that is were you can tell if someone has been near a DC-8 under take off power close up before.

    Nothing and I mean nothing can make the noise of a DC-8 tolerable under the circumstances, not even all the sound deafening equipment in the world can do that!!

    I know from experience!! They screech like a Banshee out of Hell they do!!!


    This video still doesn't do them justice!!



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    Awesome clip, Sal. They do sound quite loud in that video! Wonder how it would have been for the passengers sitting near the engines on a flight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by backfire View Post
    Faheem! Look Here!!!
    You called?

    Great shots Sal! These are all your pics?? You've always been crazy about planes it seems

    Love those TWA Tristar ones.. amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ba777-236 View Post
    You called?

    Great shots Sal! These are all your pics?? You've always been crazy about planes it seems

    Love those TWA Tristar ones.. amazing.
    It worked!!

    Yes these are all mine! I was a spotter/Picture I'm taker from way back!

    All from slides and I couldn't show them until I got a proper scanner.

    Here are a few more!


    TWA Touchdown






    And National Arrives at LAX


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    Love the National. You took it just as the wing tip strobe flashed. She could use a good bath though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris View Post
    Very classic shots of the rare AA 747,
    wish American kept them longer.
    The Continental DC-10s are just above exceptional.
    Please Sal share more!
    Thank You Kris. I figured that American 747 was rare as I really never heard or saw much about them. Thanks for the info!

    Well I'm winding down the pictures that I have scanned this time around but I do have a few more to post!! I'm working on the last eight or so now!

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    simply stunning Sal, thank you mate, great history here!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALITALIA_747 View Post
    Awesome clip, Sal. They do sound quite loud in that video! Wonder how it would have been for the passengers sitting near the engines on a flight!
    Surprisingly quiet....Not by today's standard , but it wasn't near as loud as standing on the ramp when one pushed the throttles forward to get the beast moving. Now that's something you have to hear.
    The DC-8 is the best commercial supersonic aircraft ever built!
    OK, so it was only one flight, for a short time, and in a shallow dive. It still counts!

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